October 14, 2017 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.| Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
Sponsored by: Vision Pacific
Novels for youth with Susin Nielsen. The juvenile fiction market is booming, and more and more books are crossover hits that appeal to adults as well. But writing well for tweens and teens means being able to create realistic, believable young characters. We’ll look at the differences and similarities between writing for youth vs. writing for adults, and we’ll have some fun trying to rediscover our teenage selves – for better and worse. We’ll do exercises to help you tap into some of those emotional memories, and help you take the first steps toward conjuring an authentic, flawed, and relatable young protagonist.